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A vulnerability was found in Sun OpenJDK (unknown version). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

The encoder in Sun Java SE 6 before Update 15, and OpenJDK, grants read access to private variables with unspecified names, which allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information via an untrusted (1) applet or (2) application.

The weakness was disclosed 08/10/2009 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-2690. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/13/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43774 (CentOS 5 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (CESA-2009:1201)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155821 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for java-1.6.0-openjdk (ELSA-2009-1201)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54101) and Tenable (43774). The entries 50577, 49340, 49339 and 49338 are pretty similar.





  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 43774
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (CESA-2009:1201)
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OpenVAS ID: 64613
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Core 11 FEDORA-2009-8329 (java-1.6.0-openjdk)
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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08/03/2009 🔍
08/05/2009 +1 days 🔍
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Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-2690 (🔍)

X-Force: 54101
Vulnerability Center: 23259 - Sun Java SE 6 before Update 15, and OpenJDK Encoder Remote Sensitive Information Disclosure, Medium
SecurityFocus: 35922 - Sun Java SE Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/13/2021 06:52 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (59), 02/13/2017 10:19 AM (8), 08/13/2021 06:44 PM (4), 08/13/2021 06:52 PM (1)
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